Sven Goran Eriksson finally gives up on Liverpool job
Sven-Goran Eriksson has admitted that he always dreamed of managing Liverpool, but concedes that he will never get the opportunity.
The 65-year-old Swede, currently working in China as manager of Guangzhou R&F, was speaking on TalkSPORT on Tuesday and revealed himself to be a boyhood Liverpool fan.
“In the past, it was always a dream to manage Liverpool but that will not happen,” said Eriksson, who has won league titles in Sweden, Portugal and Italy during his managerial career.
“I’ve always been a Liverpool fan. My father was a Liverpool fan so it’s in the family.”
And like many who proclaim allegiance to Liverpool, it is a family that hails from Scandinavia.
“Liverpool have been doing rather well this season, better than for many years, and I hope they can compete this year in the Premier League because they haven’t done that for a long time,” he added.
Despite it being seven years since he left his position as England coach, Eriksson believes that he still has unfinished business with the Three Lions job.
“There is unfinished business, but I will never have the England job again so I don’t really think about it,” he added.
“But it’s the biggest football job you can have, a fantastic job. You are proud and happy to have it every day.
“It’s probably the biggest job in the world.”
It certainly opened up a few doors for Eriksson – admittedly, most of them led to the bedroom.